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Refi Corporation is planning to repurchase part of its common stock by issuing corporate debt. As a result, the firm’s debt-equity ratio is expected to rise from 40 percent to 50 percent. The firm currently has $4.4 million worth of debt outstanding. The cost of this debt is 7 percent per year. The firm expects to have an EBIT of $1.43 million per year in perpetuity and pays no taxes. |

a. |
What is the market value of the firm before and after the repurchase announcement? |

b. |
What is the expected return on the firm’s equity before the announcement of the stock repurchase plan? (Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.) |

c. |
What is the expected return on the equity of an otherwise identical all-equity firm? (Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.) |

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What is the expected return on the firm’s equity after the announcement of the stock repurchase plan? (Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.) |

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